England U-18 Discussions Thread

Discussion in 'England' started by Jenks, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. Fireburn47

    Fireburn47 Member+

    West Ham United
    England
    Nov 5, 2021

    He is in this age group. I wonder if he will be called up someday.
     
  2. Marcho Gamgee

    Marcho Gamgee Member+

    England
    Apr 25, 2015
    Somewhere in English Arrogance land
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    Is he any good? Never seen him play tbf..
     
  3. AJ123

    AJ123 Member+

    Man Utd
    England
    Feb 17, 2018
    Jamaica eligible too @Athlone will be circling soon!
     
  4. Marcho Gamgee

    Marcho Gamgee Member+

    England
    Apr 25, 2015
    Somewhere in English Arrogance land
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    Well he will do know you’ve told him ;)
     
  5. AJ123

    AJ123 Member+

    Man Utd
    England
    Feb 17, 2018
    Mainoo scored for United last night in a 2-4 friendly loss against Cadiz. Put in a decent performance.

     
  6. AJ123

    AJ123 Member+

    Man Utd
    England
    Feb 17, 2018
    I think it's been mentioned on here before about players like Alfie Harrison excelling in City's academy but not being involved with England. I've been looking at Matthew Whittingham's stats for the season and in the u18 league he 6 goals and 9 assists in 11 games. His positions are DM, CB or LB! Never capped by England. Seems a little odd. Maybeb @ADM99 knows something?
     
  7. ADM99

    ADM99 Member+

    Apr 28, 2019
    I've seen Whittingham a couple of times this season & he looks a good player. Quite tall, elegant on the ball & as you mentioned pretty versatile, although I'm not sure he's ever played CB.

    However, it's worth pointing out that he's a 2nd year now & the oldest player in City's U18s so that, combined with the fact City are always very dominant, means it's not a huge suprise to see him putting up those sort of numbers. Until he starts making PL2 appearances he's probably unlikely to be called up.
     
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  8. Juni

    Juni Member+

    Nov 26, 2010
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    He mostly plays as a number 10 for the best attacking team in the country. He's pretty good and I think at least warrants a call-up to get a closer look as some players (especially late physical developers like him) thrive in international groups but it might be that he's a particular beneficiary of playing with loads of really good players. I remember Charlie Brown was scoring 20+ a season for Chelsea and I thought he deserved an England look but he might've been in a similar position given how things have unfolded since (he's still got a good Championship scorer career in him imo, just needs things to fall right for him in the years ahead).
     
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  9. AJ123

    AJ123 Member+

    Man Utd
    England
    Feb 17, 2018
     
  10. Jimmy Skitz

    Jimmy Skitz Member

    Leicester City
    England
    Nov 4, 2020
    we're all really excited about him, he's being well managed it seems
     
  11. BarryfromEastenders

    Staff Member

    Jul 6, 2008
  12. Jimmy Skitz

    Jimmy Skitz Member

    Leicester City
    England
    Nov 4, 2020
  13. Marcho Gamgee

    Marcho Gamgee Member+

    England
    Apr 25, 2015
    Somewhere in English Arrogance land
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    What a horrible, malicious tackle! Hope the lad gets a proper dressing down from their management team after that! Should be ashamed!
     
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  14. AJ123

    AJ123 Member+

    Man Utd
    England
    Feb 17, 2018
    What a blow for him after he was just on the fringes of the first team. 9 months out and because of a malicious tackle. Youth football is pretty rough for flair players. I guess some of these young lads can’t control their emotions properly yet. You used to see more of this at senior level but thankfully it’s seem to be mostly gone from the game now.
     
  15. Marcho Gamgee

    Marcho Gamgee Member+

    England
    Apr 25, 2015
    Somewhere in English Arrogance land
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    I would be interested to see what sort of punishment the lad who made that awful, deliberate tackle will receive? I mean he’s basically tried to end someone’s career there and he really needs some kind of punishment worthy if it and not just playing after three games! This sort of thing needs nipping in the bud with much more severe consequences.
     
  16. fan since 1968

    fan since 1968 New Member

    Manchester City
    England
    Aug 27, 2019
    Personally I feel a lot of those sort of challenges are encouraged by certain coaches and / or teams. I have seen so many tackles that are totally out of order in so many youth matches. Saying that the players who make these tackles are such and such an age is irrelevant, they know what the consequences can be. The player and their club should be held accountable. A tackle(assault) that could end a career should not be punished with merely a red card and three match ban.
     
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  17. JAMC_

    JAMC_ Member

    England
    Jul 4, 2022
    Kobbie Mainoo starting for Man Utd in the Carabao Cup tonight.
     
  18. Jimmy Skitz

    Jimmy Skitz Member

    Leicester City
    England
    Nov 4, 2020
    https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/...ws/leicester-city-player-posts-injury-8023280



    Leicester City player posts injury update after horror tackle
    Will Alves undergoes operation after suffering an ACL injury


    ByBruna Reis
    15:39, 12 JAN 2023


    Young Leicester City midfielder Will Alves has undergone a 'successful' operation after suffering an ACL injury last month.

    The 17-year-old was victim of a horrendous tackle in City under-18s 3-1 FA Youth Cup win over Wolves. Defender Caden Voice jumped into air and came down on Alves' knee with studs up.

    The injury came only one day after the youngster had made his second senior appearance for Leicester, coming against MK Dons in the Carabao Cup. At the time, Alves wrote: "A week full of ups and downs, devastated to announce that I have torn my ACL. I will give everything to get back on the pitch to do what I love the most. I’ll be back stronger."



    As he faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines following his operation, Alves updated his fans on social media. "Really pleased to have had a successful operation," he wrote on Instagram.

    "Thank you to everybody who has helped me over the past few weeks. The road to recovery begins now."
     
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